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Road Trip Special Edition: AutoSock® Makes Winter Driving Easy - VIDEO STORY

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Throw Away Those Hard-to-Install Snow Chains

Recently, The Auto Channel’s Mark Fulmer had the opportunity to travel to Lake Tahoe to test out AutoSock®, an innovative automotive accessory that provides cars and trucks with the traction needed for sudden and unexpected winter driving conditions such as snow and ice. Ably assisted by his lovely wife, Susan, Mark demonstrates how easy it is to use AutoSock and how great it works.

Made from high technology textile, AutoSock takes just moments to install, providing drivers with quick and easy grip when surprised by winter conditions.

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"We're bringing a unique, useful product to America that has been proven by hundreds of thousands of drivers across Europe," said Garry E. Rainy, U.S. contact for AutoSock. "AutoSock extricates drivers from unforeseen challenges caused by inclement weather. AutoSock provides convenience, safety and peace-of-mind to drivers. When the weather is bad, AutoSock brings you home."

AutoSock was awarded the prestigious International Grand Prix for technical innovation at Equip Auto 2005 by an international jury consisting of 75 journalists from 21 countries. The award has been given annually since 1985 for the most innovative concepts, products and services produced by automotive equipment makers.

AutoSock is manufactured from high technology textile containing a unique fiber pattern that optimizes grip on slick surfaces. Used on the drive wheels of both two and four-wheel drive vehicles, AutoSock is vailable in sizes to fit most cars and light trucks. AutoSock is easily installed and removed, even in cold and difficult weather, and even on vehicles that are already stuck. Other AutoSock features include:

• Drivable at up to 30 mph (50 km/h).
• Noise-free, vibration-free
• Lightweight, easily stored
• Quick, simple installation and removal
• Self-centering during installation and use
• Reusable, machine washable
• Environmentally safe, recyclable
• Non-damaging, even to alloy wheels
• Fits almost all passenger cars and many light trucks
• Approved by leading test and certification bodies
• Approved by leading European auto makers
• Works on vehicles with low tire clearance
• Compatible with all electronic safety systems, such as ABS and ESP
• 90% customer satisfaction rating
• MRSP $79-$99 (US) depending upon tire size
• 2 Year Warranty on defects and workmanship

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